Another great cheese and wine

The annual Friends of Tygerberg Hills cheese and wine took place on Tuesday, 6 November 2012 at the nature reserve and it was a great success. Andre Hart and his team from Hart of Africa brought a great deal of wine from Brandvlei Cellars, which proved very popular...

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Peregrine Falcon

The Peregrine Falcon occurs on all continents except Antarctica. This wide distribution has resulted in it being well studied, and renowned for its incredible high-speed stoops that have been measured to exceed 240 km per hour. This species has evolved to hunt at high...

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Hadeda

The Hadeda’s raucous call is unmistakeable.  Loud, harsh and usually catching you by surprise.  Hadedas were not indigenous to strandveld or renosterveld of the South Western Cape.  Man-made changes in the form of cultivated agricultural fields, irrigated sports...

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Black Sparrowhawk

Raptors, or birds of prey, always have some appeal to us because of their aerial antics and regal stance.  The Black Sparrowhawk is one of the stealthy hunters and has moved into the Western Cape over the past 20 years.  The availability of mature bluegum (eucalyptus)...

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Bringing the Tygerberg Hills cannon home

The team, including members of the Friends of Tygerberg Hills, Mech-O-Care, the Cannon Association of South Africa and staff from the Tygerberg Nature Reserve, gathers around the cannon, back home on the top of the Tygerberg Hills. The original cannon that stood on...

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Spotted Eagle-Owl

Myths and superstition have been the lot of these nocturnal hunters.  Owls have adapted to feeding at night as they have developed acute hearing and their flight feathers are designed to support silent flight for stealthy swoops on their prey. Our ancestors have...

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Southern Red Bishop

Southern Red Bishop

Camouflage and stealth are definitely not in the male Southern Red Bishop’s vocabulary during the breeding season!  Breeding plumage consists of bright red and pitch black feathers that are shown off at their best from a prominent perch while attracting further...

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Cape White-eye

Cape White-eye

The Cape White-eye is widespread throughout most of South Africa and is a well-known garden, bush and forest bird that bears descriptive Afrikaans names like Witogie, Glasogie and Meelogie because of the white ring of feathers around its brown eyes.  This tiny...

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Cape Robin-Chat

“Perky” best describes the cheerful Cape Robin-Chat. The orange breast and grey belly are offset by the white eyebrow and the striking black band across the face that resembles a highwayman’s mask. This species is widespread throughout southern Africa and is a...

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Fiscal Shrike

The Common Fiscal, or Fiscal Shrike, is boldly marked with pitch black above and crisp white below.  The white bar in the wings extends all the way up to the “shoulder” and, when perched, forms a distinct “V” pattern on the back.  The robust bill is tipped with a hook...

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FOR INFORMATION OF  FRIENDS OF TYGERBERG HILLS:

Friends of Tygerberg Hills ,  PO Box 2522 ,  Durbanville ,  7551

Chairman = Dan = e-mail    friendsofthetygerberg@gmail.com

Secretary = Diane Johnson   083 270 8546

 

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Upcoming Event

Mare’ De Kock and Kathleen Potton will be the next speaker for 2 April 2019.

General Information

Tygerberg Nature Reserve

Address: Totius Street, Welgemoed.

Opening hours:
SUMMER: October to March
Week days: 07h30 – 18h00
Weekends: 07h30 – 19h00

WINTER: April to September
Week days: 07h30 – 17h00
Weekends: 07h30 – 18h00

Entrance fees:
Adults: R14
Children 3 to 17yrs: R7
Children under 3yrs: Free
Senior citizen (60 yrs and older): R7
Student with valid student card: R7
Booked learner: R6
Booked learner Feeding scheme etc– approved by EE officer: Free
Friends of Tygerberg Hills: Free
Vehicle: disabled drop off only: Free